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Format and reinstall without recovery disc

I need to format and reinstall the OS and drivers, unfortunatly I have loss the recovery disc - how do I now do this?

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After you Re-install the OS you can load your drivers after downloading it from this link plz double check see if its the right model i got for you,hope you get tru good luck
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Try contacting the company for a replacement recovery disc or purchase the appropriate Windows XP disc and download the drivers from the manufacturer's site.
Hope this helps!

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    If you have the recovery cd, you can just pop-in the CD, select the reformat option and the installation process will continue automatically. Some laptop might have a special partition in the drive contains the operating system, drivers, etc. in case you want to reformat your laptop without the CD.

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    If you don't have the recovery CD, you usually can request one from the manufacturer. Otherwise, if you want to do a clean install, make sure you download all the drivers for your laptop, this may includes: motherboard, chipset, graphic card, sound card, modem, network card. Once you do that, put in the OS CD and start installing.

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